Black women in real estate

You can’t be what you can’t see! It is a simple and powerful message. Why? Because it is true; there are only five ethnic minority and seven female chief executives of FTSE 100 companies since 2017. So if we are not seeing enough women, let alone black women, in leadership positions within real estate,...

A new experience with MAPIC Digital

With Covid-19 making physical gatherings impossible, there are plenty of examples of how digital has brought people together in recent months. Since April alone, we have seen a 2,000% increase in virtual events globally. The most recent one, MAPIC, the leading global event in the retail industry, was held on the 17-18 November and...

Unconscious Tokenism in the ‘C’ Suite

 Guilty or not Guilty? That is the question… In a recent article, I made the case for Fairness-based Inclusion Solutions Fairness-based Inclusion Solutions as opposed to Guilt-driven Inclusion Initiatives. The difference in these two approaches can appear to be subtle but the difference in their impact is huge. In an understandable bid to right...

Signs of life: London offices still hot-property for major corporations

Much of the UK property industry has been struggling to cope with tighter local restrictions announced by the government this month. However, despite Tier-2 alert status taking hold in the UK capital, an exception to the general downturn in new lettings and acquisitions has emerged in the London office market, which is showing signs...

Sympathy for the devil: how cynical behaviour from businesses is unfair both on landlords and on society

Each week living with the Covid-19 pandemic brings a fresh wave of high street casualties as the economic reality takes hold. Yet, for every genuine business failure for which the impact of Covid has proven too much to bear, there is another using current events as a smokescreen to run from liabilities and invoke...

If you’re NOT producing original content – what ARE you doing?

Even before Covid struck, we knew that this new era of working required both agility and adaptability. But now, when evaluating not only how to make the right business decisions, but also how to communicate effectively in this brave digital-first world,​ we need to adapt our strategy towards modern, integrated campaigns. Now the world has gone digital-first, what makes a business stand out? And what is it that makes them attractive to potential clients (both today and in the...

£2 billion and counting . . .

Two weeks on from the moratorium on evictions being extended until the end of the year, we find ourselves at the latest flashpoint for relations between occupiers and landlords. Tuesday marked the latest quarter day, when the vast majority of rents become due, and the collection reports issued by managing agents to retail landlords...